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    One Great Tip for a WDW Newbie



    If you had to give a newbie just one specific tip about going to WDW, what would it be?

    Three rules for this thread:

    1. You can't say anything about taking it slowly and not trying to do too much.

    2. You can't give a tip that has already been mentioned in this thread, so look through the posts before posting your tip.

    3. Only one tip per post, please!

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    Here's my tip: Learn the FastPass system!


      
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    Re: One Great Tip for a WDW Newbie

    You can get free cups of water from the quick-service restaurants (which is great on hot days).


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    Re: One Great Tip for a WDW Newbie

    Show up 30 - 45 minutes early for the Magic Kingdom fireworks to snag a good seat.


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    Re: One Great Tip for a WDW Newbie

    If you want to meet the characters, know which ones you want to see and map out their locations (as certain characters can have long lines). Also, locations with multiple characters are great (TST for the princesses, Character Spot for the VIPs, ect).


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    Re: One Great Tip for a WDW Newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by joanna71985 View Post
    If you want to meet the characters, know which ones you want to see and map out their locations (as certain characters can have long lines). Also, locations with multiple characters are great (TST for the princesses, Character Spot for the VIPs, ect).
    Separate tip, but related to this one.

    Don't forget about Guest Services at the parks, as well as your Hotel Front Desk. They can help you find all the character spots, and give you tips on when and where to meet them, as well as answer all sorts of other questions!

    I'm pretty sure there is a Guest Services booth near the ticketing kiosks at every park. I also know that MK and HS both have guest services inside the park. At MK, it's located in the Firehouse (to the left of Main Street right after you enter the park), and at HS it's in a kiosk where Sunset and Hollywood Blvd meet (just walk straight, and look off to the right for a small kiosk).


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    When visiting Epcot and Hollywood Studios go straight to Soarin' / Toy Story Mania to get a FastPass. The FastPasses for those attractions are often all distributed by midday and the queues will be huge.



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    Re: One Great Tip for a WDW Newbie

    The resorts at Disney are wonderful so try to find some time to enjoy all the ammenties your resort offers. Make sure the kids get enough rest. My husband caught a little boy who fell asleep and was falling off his chair while his mom was getting their dinner at The Crystal Palace. It was a good lesson for us when we take our grandkids.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Connie Darnell
    The resorts at Disney are wonderful so try to find some time to enjoy all the ammenties your resort offers. Make sure the kids get enough rest. My husband caught a little boy who fell asleep and was falling off his chair while his mom was getting their dinner at The Crystal Palace. It was a good lesson for us when we take our grandkids.
    That is great advice connie!


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